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  1. they are reconstituted slate,around 60% slate dust mixed with fibres and a bonding agent,so technically they are slate based
  2. close i believe they were marley,but no longer made
  3. latest bit of gossip doing the rounds,apparently some one was cutting out a metal pipe and this is what started it
  4. Do you shop around? Insurance is one of the most notorious sectors for relying on inertia to sting its most loyal customers. yup but heat and height is always going to be dear
  5. When did you say you passed your IEE Regs? mehhhhhhh,i am a plumber not a spark????
  6. May be a bit tricky getting more roofing work in the future. i doubt he will get insured or if he can it is going to be expensive lol,my public liability is over £1500 a year as it is and that is with 22 years of experiance and no accidents or claims against me
  7. This, plus it's quite possible for a fire to start slowly and undetected in a roof void. It could easily grow very large, but consume most of the available oxygen quite quickly so burn at a low level over a large area until it breaks through. Then the air gets to it and the lot goes up fast. yup,but the good thing about it is the smell/smoke,you know if things are getting hot/smouldering as the felt has a very strong distinctive smell way before your in trouble.i always have a bucket of water at the ready and a fire extinguisher,at the first sign of smoke the area gets flooded then stripped out and checked,i also wet the area down first before i start . no need to check ect it will be ok is always liable to hand you a ass kicking eeek
  8. not any time soon,i specialise in leadwork and spent the last 22 years working on roofs,there are some jobs that have to be welded or need heat,felt flat roofing being the main one In your opinion, why would a roof like this burn so quickly? Did the tiles burn? depends on what the roof was made out of,concrete tiles or natural slate wont,but some of the man made imitation slate tiles are resin based. the biggest issue i would imadgine would be the roof felt,it would more than likely be the old bitumen based felt wich degrades over time and goes brittle and very flammable,add 20 year old bone dry timber and resin based slates and you have one hell of a fire risk.on re-roofing jobs they used to burn old roofing materials,the speed they burn at and the heat they give off is alarming. some times you have to weld in position,but there are ways and means of limiting the fire risk,which were possibly ignored by the look of it eeeekkk. still trying to find out who it was,as there are not that many true leadworkers left,but plenty of people who think they are
  9. you do realise the pumps are filtered lol
  10. not any time soon,i specialise in leadwork and spent the last 22 years working on roofs,there are some jobs that have to be welded or need heat,felt flat roofing being the main one
  11. mrpig

    Snow !

    mountain is shut glad i have a discovery
  12. mrpig

    Snow !

    anyone know if the mountain is open :huh:
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